By Frank Warren
BOX OFFICE BOXING returns to BT Sport on September 24 with the massive Joyce-Parker heavyweight collision and we’ve got pulled out all of the stops to make sure the occasion is a gripping spectacle from begin to end.
In fact, the 2 Joe’s now have a further incentive – as if one was wanted – to triumph, following the information that the WBO have now upgraded the struggle to Interim world title standing.
Some individuals wish to moan and mock when this provision is put in place, however there may be extra to it than selecting up a shiny belt. It will increase the inventory of the Interim champion and likewise has a major impact on the purse splits with regards to difficult for the total title. Additionally, ought to the champion elect to vacate, the Interim holder is robotically elevated. So it’s a worthwhile train.
A struggle comparable to Joyce vs Parker is deserving of a stellar supporting forged and I consider we’re delivering in an enormous manner on this respect.
Anthony Cacace, who was so unlucky to have his Wembley second snatched away from him in April, will get the possibility to reap the rewards his apparent abilities deserve with a shot on the IBO world tremendous featherweight championship in opposition to the unbeaten title holder Michael Magnesi.
Anthony may be very clearly finest at school at his weight on this nation, a British champion who no person needs to struggle. Profitable the IBO belt will serve to present his profession a kickstart, whereas giving him a bit of the motion at world degree. It isn’t one of many large 4 belts, however it would put him up there and make individuals take discover.
I’m thrilled that we are able to present a house for Amanda Serrano to additional unify the featherweight world titles in opposition to the unbeaten Sarah Mahfoud. A seven-weight world champion, Amanda is a real famous person of the game and this will likely be her first time combating within the UK.
Like with Lou DiBella for Magnesi-Cacace, it has been a pleasure coping with Jake Paul and Nakisa Bidarian from Most Helpful Promotions to carry Amanda over for such a major struggle that I’m positive the Manchester crowd and BT Sport viewers will admire.
Hopefully, September 24 will show to be a magical evening for Ekow Essuman, who has the chance to make the British welterweight title belt his personal. He takes on his obligatory challenger Samuel Antwi in what ought to be a really fan-friendly encounter.
Ekow is a category act out and in of the ring and I’ve been so impressed along with his work since we teamed up. For my cash, he’s the perfect welterweight we’ve got received on this nation and I’d confidently put him in in opposition to anybody.
Everyone knows the plum candidates received’t fancy the job, so after this struggle – if profitable, in fact – it is going to be about turbo-charging his rankings at world degree and getting him the marquee fights he deserves.
Little doubt the noisiest followers on the evening will belong to Nathan Heaney, our massively in style middleweight who’s taking over a home problem for his IBO Worldwide title in opposition to Jack Flatley.
Nathan has efficiently taken on a steep studying curve throughout his final three fights in opposition to worldwide opposition. The three opponents might not have possessed enormous title recognition, however they had been robust males drafted in to present Nathan the assessments he wanted.
Nathan isn’t any pretender. He readily acknowledges that, with being a late starter within the professional recreation, he’s not going to be troubling the Golovkins and Charlos of this world. He needs to turn out to be Stoke’s second British champion and to take action on the pitch of his beloved Stoke Metropolis. That’s his dream.
To that finish, a tricky home encounter in opposition to Jack Flatley is the right examination for him at this cut-off date. Jack is a tricky younger buyer who’s coming to, and believes he’ll, win. That is going to be a very good scrap and I’ve received just a little hunch it is going to be an enormous challenger for the label of ‘struggle of the evening’.
Earlier than Amanda Serrano takes to the ring, our personal First Girl at featherweight, Raven Chapman, takes on an enormous check in simply her fourth struggle as an expert. Raven goes up in opposition to former IBF world champion Jorgelina Guanini for the WBC Worldwide title and taking this struggle is an actual assertion of intent from Raven and her group.
I really like what I’ve seen from Raven to date, which admittedly isn’t that a lot as her Queensberry debut lasted a matter of 58 seconds! I actually consider it’s only a matter of a brief area of time earlier than we’re negotiating a world title for her, which is why I’m positive she will likely be conserving an in depth eye on the Serrano-Mahfoud struggle.
I’m additionally trying ahead to seeing Mark Heffron make a speedy return to motion after turning into British, Commonwealth and IBF Intercontinental tremendous middleweight champion.
Mark is an instance to all for the best way he has caught at it and he confirmed what he’s all about with the best way he set about Lennox Clarke final day out in July. With it being such a fast turnaround, this struggle will likely be about Mark sustaining momentum in entrance of an area viewers for him forward of an enormous profession push later within the yr.
Mark is an thrilling fighter who has now discovered his optimum weight. He’s an absolute pleasure to work with and I’m thrilled he’s now getting the rewards his expertise and utility deserves.
So, as undercards go, it is a bumper one after which some. No fewer than 10 title belts will likely be fought for on the evening, so the stakes are very excessive. Because the present title says, there may be ‘Nowhere to Run’ and there will definitely be no place to cover at a packed AO Area in Manchester.
Tickets for ‘Nowhere to Run’ – the heavyweight conflict between Joe Joyce and Joe Parker on 24 September on the AO Area, Manchester being proven solely reside on BT Sport Field Workplace – are priced from £40 and are on sale solely from Ticketmaster.co.uk.